Trash and Recycling

Village Trash and Recycling Information

Trash is picked up by Casella Waste Systems on Tuesdays.  Special Casella trash bags are needed, and placed in the Casella trash containers. 


Recycling is picked up every other Tuesday according to the schedule for the street you live on. Recycling is “Zero Sort” and placed into the Casella recycling containers.  The open end is put toward the street.


Any questions regarding the schedule and any possible changes due to holidays should be directed to Casella at 315-268-6341.

Where can I buy trash bags?

You can buy your trash bags in the cashier's office in the Village Offices at Civic Center, Park Street, Potsdam.  They come in 15 and 30 gallon sizes.


You can also buy them at:

  • Potsdam IGA, 27 Elm St
  • Kinney Drugs, 48 Maple St
  • Kinney Drugs, 200 Market St
  • Save-A-Lot, 200 Market St
  • Evans & White, 1 Maple St
  • Casella Office, 147 Maple St
  • Casella Transfer Station, 472 W. Parishville Rd
When do I put out my trash and recycling?
All containers and other acceptable refuse must be at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on pickup day, but shall not be placed at curbside earlier than 12 hours prior to scheduled pickup. Containers and any items (garbage or recyclables) not picked up must be removed from the curbside by 7:00 p.m. the day of scheduled pickup.


See copy of Village Code Section 142 under Documents below.



What does "placed at curbside" mean? Can I put trash/recycling containers in the street next to the curb?

No. Trash/recycling containers cannot be placed on the actual street surface.  In the Village Code, “curbside” means:


The area of the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and the edge of the paved driving surface of a public street. If there is no sidewalk, it is the area between the edge of the right-of-way and the paved driving surface of a public street.

What is the recycling schedule for my street?
Click on the schedule under Documents below.
Does the trash or recycling schedule change if there is a monday holiday?

Sometimes it does.  Click on the schedule under Documents below to check if there is a change for a holiday.

How can I contact Casella with a specific waste question?
You can call them at 315-268-6341.
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